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Sisters of Mercy Health System Selects GeoLearning’s Hosted LMS Suite for 3-Year Learning Services Contract

 WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, November 22, 2005 — GeoLearning, Inc., the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and hosted learning platforms, announced today that Sisters of Mercy Health System (Mercy) has selected the GeoMaestro Learning Management Suite to deliver training content to its 26,000 co-workers as part of a 3-year learning services contract.
 
The contract was established in collaboration with BearingPoint, a leading management consulting and systems integration firm and GeoLearning business development partner.
 
Sisters of Mercy Health System, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, will implement the GeoLearning solution in support of training needs associated with the “Genesis Project,” an enterprise-wide work process and technology transformation effort. The GeoMaestro LMS platform will provide Mercy with learning management capabilities for all training activities related to work process changes and information system implementations that are part of the Genesis Project.
 
GeoLearning’s award-winning Software as a Service model means the GeoMaestro platform is delivered entirely over the Internet, eliminating all the headaches, hassles and risks associated with traditional hardware and software implementations. The Internet-hosted learning management platform enables organizations to capture, create, manage and share knowledge to improve workforce productivity, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. The system centralizes and automates the entire learning management process, making the administration of enterprise learning and development both effective and efficient.
 
In addition to the GeoMaestro learning management platform, Sisters of Mercy Health System will also deploy the following GeoLearning modules:
·         Dynamic Reporting Engine to provide the ability to transform raw LMS data into actionable analysis and meaningful business measurements.
·         Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to author and deploy custom learning content.
·         MyPlan Competency Management Tool to track and manage individual employee
development plans.
·         Web-based Class & Event Scheduler to manage traditional instructor-led training.
 

GeoLearning will also provide Internet hosting, security and maintenance services, vendor management, professional services, and 24×7 Help Desk support for Mercy employees and administrators as part of the 3-year learning services contract.


About GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and hosted learning technology. The company’s products and services are used by corporations, government agencies and
non-profit organizations to manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes and drive organizational performance.
GeoLearning’s Software as a Service model means there is no hardware or software for clients to install. As a result, the company’s Web-based GeoMaestro and GeoExpress learning management platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage enterprise-wide learning, development and knowledge acquisition. Additional information is available at www.geolearning.com.

About Sisters of Mercy Health System
The Sisters of Mercy Health System (Mercy) operates hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, health plans and related health and human services in a seven state area including Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Its members include 18 acute care hospitals providing more than 4,000 licensed beds, a heart hospital, a managed care subsidiary (Mercy Health Plans), physician practices, outpatient care facilities, home health programs, skilled nursing services and long-term care facilities. Services are provided by approximately 26,000 co-workers and 3,100 physicians who are employed or practice at Mercy facilities. Mercy is the ninth largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States based on net patient service revenue and is sponsored by the Sisters of
Mercy-St. Louis Regional Community.
Additional information is available at www.mercy.net.

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